ive made my first beer using Cooper's kit and it was great. They have simplified the process a great deal and me being a newbie i wonder if all those steps i read about are really necessary.
I just stirred the malt extract can they gave me into the primary fermenter with 2 litres (0.5 gallon) of boiling water added the rest of the water up to the 23lt (6gal) mark at room temp giving me a final temp of 24C (75F), added the yeast and sealed.
After a week i bottled straight from the primary fermenter. The end result was great.
So i skipped many steps that are in the literature and the end result was great.
ur input would be appreciated , thx.